Glenn Beck/The Blaze has suspended Tomi Lahren for a week or possibly indefinitely.Apparently over her mentioning that she's pro-choice and sees the issue as one of government overreach.
New York Times hired extreme climate denier Bret Stephens. Their defense of the move: "millions of people agree with him".Truth is hard. NYT fails.https://thinkprogress.org/new-york-times-defends-hiring-extreme-climate-denier-millions-agree-with-him-1655c23a524c
My friend/old classmate from high school wrote a thing!: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2017/03/31/our-biggest-mistake-in-the-fight-against-fake-news/
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you sound like someone from new jersey.
I got into an argument with somebody on facebook earlier this week over boycotts. He was arguing that if you're going to boycott one company because of something they do/don't do that you're opposed to, then you're duty bound to scrutinize every company you do business with to be sure no company that you disagree with gets your money.
Quote from: ravenscape on May 01, 2017, 06:11:02 PMI got into an argument with somebody on facebook earlier this week over boycotts. He was arguing that if you're going to boycott one company because of something they do/don't do that you're opposed to, then you're duty bound to scrutinize every company you do business with to be sure no company that you disagree with gets your money.What a stupid argument, for exactly the reasons you mention. Politics aside, who the fuck is 100% consistent about the businesses they patronize? People "boycott" plenty of businesses for minor reasons, especially when they have options. I never had to officially boycott Papa John's, for instance, because their garbage food made me naturally boycott them. And I stopped going out of my way to occasionally hit up Trader Joe's back in NY because this one cashier was a total fucking asshole to me once, but I still go to my very poorly managed neighborhood supermarket here where the cashiers often don't even say hello because it's one of a grand total of 2 options within walking distance and it's the most convenient one. Oh noes, I'm being a hypocrite, aren't I? lol incidentally this reminds me of my dad's lifelong vendetta against American Express. When he first came to this country and tried to establish credit, they rejected him repeatedly. Then once he had a longer credit history and excellent credit score, they started sending him offers all the time. Every time they did, he wrote them a letter saying that since they rejected him when he needed them, he was now going to reject them for life.